Category Parenting

A Modest Proposal

“Brady, Meghan is sick; we should pray and ask Jesus to go be with her. Will you lead the prayer?” This is the simple question I asked my then three-year-old son one morning while we were sitting at breakfast. He took a breath, contemplated for a moment (he was in deep thought apparently coming up […]

Protecting the innocence of our children…

Protecting the innocence of our children… My heart secretly ached for her not to be fine leaving me, her mom. My daughter started pre-k recently. The first day she cried and didn’t want to leave me. I walked her in and stayed a while. A dad of another child I know well was inside the […]

I was at a garage sale with my toddlers.

One morning when my son was an infant, I took him for an early morning drive to get him out of the house. We had no destination to reach and were casually driving through the neighborhood. I saw a few garage sale signs and I stopped at one that I saw selling a hammock. Oh […]

If I got pregnant again, I could die: but I wish I could have 10 kids

Recently, an acquaintance on Facebook wrote something that struck me. Here is what he wrote (I have omitted any identifying information to protect his privacy): “Dear Facebook World, I have to admit something. The past nine months I’ve been scared. I’ve been scared to announce that my wife and I were pregnant with our 5th […]

Preparing him to leave me…

The fear I had when the doctor told me I was going to have a son is beginning to happen. When the doctor announced over five years ago that we were going to have a boy, I am ashamed to admit this, but I cried. Not because I didn’t want a boy, but because an […]

Heroic Love: Baby Celeste Born 22 Weeks

Meet Celeste. Her name means “Heavenly”. This was a fitting and perfect name for a child born at 22 weeks weighing one pound, one ounce. About a month ago, Corinna began experiencing contractions at 22 weeks in her pregnancy. Her husband Kemi rushed her to the hospital where doctors informed them the baby was coming. […]

Season of Change

Change! I used to hate the idea of change. When I graduated from high school, I cried. When my parents sold the home I grew up in, I begged them not to and when they did, I cried! I used to look at change as a horrible occurrence until I entrusted my life to God. […]

Family Day: Change of Plans

It has been a little over two months since my good friend Angela Faddis passed away. Daily we still hear stories of the affect that Angela has had on so many. She exemplifies what I hope to do in my own life, which is to get myself to Heaven and bring everyone else with me! Angela wasn’t perfect, […]

My Last Words to Angela Faddis

I have not written for a while because a month ago I received news that my good friend Angela, wife to Chris Faddis and mother of two young children, was told she would only have a week to a month left to live because her stage-four colon cancer was no longer manageable. This past Friday, she […]

The Greatest, Most Treasured Gift

Great news! My arm is feeling much better! Thank you for your prayers! Also, more great news! Catholic Word is the new distributor of my book The Day I Died: Finding Hope in Suffering. Book stores as well as anyone can now purchase my book from their site! Here’s the direct link! Please help spread […]